Aspects of the Ecology of the Hitch, Lavinia exilicauda (Cyprinidae), a Persistent Native Cyprinid in Clear Lake, California

TitleAspects of the Ecology of the Hitch, Lavinia exilicauda (Cyprinidae), a Persistent Native Cyprinid in Clear Lake, California
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1980
AuthorsR. Geary, E., & Moyle P. B.
JournalThe Southwestern Naturalist
Volume25
Issue3
Pagination385-390
Date Published11/1980
ISSN00384909
AbstractGrowth, diet, and fecundity of Clear Lake hitch (Lavinia exilicauda chi) were investigated to see if any changes had taken place following the establishment of a large population of Mississippi silversides (Menidia audens) in the lake. No changes were found. Hitch seem to avoid competing with silversides for zooplankton by being limnetic in all except the early life history stages. Fecundity was found to be higher than that of Beardsley Reservoir hitch, but considerably lower than a previous estimate had indicated.
URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/3670695
DOI10.2307/3670695